Friday: Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 15/25 knots in the afternoon, reaching 30 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Saturday: Northerly 20/30 knots ahead of a south to southwesterly change in the afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms during the afternoon or evening. Outlook Sunday: South to southwesterly 20/30 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.Issued Fri 11:03 EST
11:50 EST The United Nations has sent a team of specialists to assess the stability of a tailings dam at an Australian-owned gold mine in Solomon Islands.